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November 10, 1900

Druggists and Prescriptions.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(19):1226. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460450042015

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October 31, 1900.

To the Editor:  —A patient applied to me recently with gonorrhea, for whom I prescribed methylene blue in a formula taken from The Journal of June 2, 1900. Of late years it has been my custom to supply these cases with medicine, otherwise I see them no more. Having seen an advertisement of a Philadelphia pharmaceutical house, offering capsules to the profession, made up, practically of the same formula which appeared in The Journal, but with a less amount of ol. santal and oil of cinnamon instead of oil of nutmeg, with the addition of one drop of copaiba in each capsule, I wrote to the firm explaining how I prescribed for above patient and I probably would not see him again, as he would most likely have the prescription refilled and supply himself and friends, which conjecture I found correct. I asked the firm whether they

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